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Sandhill Pinot Gris 2017

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Hidden Terrace Vineyard & King Family Vineyard

Sandhill Pinot Gris 2017

Clear and bright with fresh, clean aromas of melon, red apple and peach.
This medium-bodied Pinot Gris has a slightly rich mouth-feel and the perfect splash of acidity on the finish to refresh.
Wonderful flavours of melon and pear fill the mouth.
Refreshing notes of citrus, white currant and green apple, along with a touch of spice linger on the finish.
Serve lightly chilled at 14 to 15˚C (to enhance the rich mouth-feel). Pairs well with leek and mushroom quiche; sautéed scallops; crab cakes with mayo dipping sauce; pork tenderloin with pine-nut mushroom stuffing; pork tenderloin in a cream sauce; roast chicken or turkey; butternut squash soup with toasted almonds; potato fish cakes; Beemster Graskaas Gouda.

A cool, wet spring gave way to a late start to the growing season, which led directly into a hot summer with a record breaking dry spell. This accelerated the ripening, bringing the fruit back on track. September brought cooler weather, slowing the ripening and allowing a good window for picking. This resulted in wines that are more balanced with lower alcohols and higher natural acidity. Overall, the 2017 vintage was lower in heat units than 2016 but still higher than average.

“Sandhill’s terroir-driven wine philosophy offers a unique reflection of the geography, topography, soil and climate of different regions, vineyards, and even different sections of the same vineyard – each contributing to the characteristic taste and personality of this wine.
Ideal vineyard sites for Pinot Gris in the Okanagan Valley have slightly cooler conditions, which provide elegant fruit development. The Hidden Terrace Vineyard, located just north of Oliver, sits 330 feet above the Okanagan River, and the King Family Vineyard, just north of Penticton, on the Naramata Bench, both enjoy these slightly cooler temperatures.”
Wine Making Hand-harvested from Hidden Terrace and King Family Vineyards Whole cluster pressed to maximize fruit expression and fine texture Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks for 5 months
Wine Analysis Alcohol 13% Dryness Code 0 Sugar 3.0 g/litre TA 7.15 g/litre Cellaring Enjoy now Release Date July 2018 Cases Produced 5000

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